Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thanks to the Art Show Sponsors

     Eleven community-minded individuals and businesses stepped forward to sponsor the first annual Competitive Art Exhibition on Dec. 1, 2012.  Their generosity made it possible for the Union Arts Council to create an event to showcase local artists, reward their efforts with ribbons and cash prizes, and to support the newly formed art program at Farmerville High School.  These sponsors are

Claiborne Electric Cooperative
Community Trust Bank
Joseph Cusimano, Jr., Attorney at Law
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Sharp
Joel Taylor, Taylor & Wilkes CPA

Pam & Benoit Holloway

Leslie Cobb, Dean of Flowers
Robert Earle, Attorney at Law
First National Bank
Chris Harpin, CMH Training
Denise Jones, Georgia Bell's General Store

Sponsors were invited to attend the exclusive Preview Party the evening
before the public show.  Pictured at the event are (L to R) Jenifer Gray, 
representing First National Bank; Chris and Carla Harpin of CMH Training; 
and Farmerville High School art teacher Courtney Mardis.

Jenifer Gray (left), Arts Council secretary and FNB representative, and Nancy Love arranged the enticing serving table for the Sponsor Preview Party on Friday night.

And the Winners are...

     The Union Arts Council held its first annual Competitive Art Exhibition this weekend (Dec. 1), and it was a huge success!   Fifteen adult artists entered 42 works, and approximately 100 people visited the show.  Joyce Beauvais' watercolor, "DeLoutre Bottom," was named Best of Show by the judge, Dr. Joni Noble, ULM associate professor of art.   In voting by show visitors,  Sue Abbott's rendering of a horse running through snow won the "People's Choice" ribbon.

    Farmerville High School art students entered a variety of drawings and paintings.  Art teacher Courtney Mardis was present throughout the show to share her thoughts on the future of the newly formed art program at the school.  Proceeds of the Competitive Art Exhibition will be donated to the program.
   Other winners:
Adult Professional, two-dimensional fine art:  
First -- Peggy Touchstone
Second -- Sue Abbott
Third -- Joyce Beauvais
Adult Amateur, two-dimensional fine art:
First -- Sallie Holloway
Second -- Rickie Cox
Third -- Angela Hendrix
Honorable Mention -- Rickie Cox
Adult, three-dimensional fine art:
First -- Audie Maxey
Second --  Audie Maxey
Adult, Folk Art
First -- Jim Funderburk
Second -- Joye Hinton
Third -- Manuel Watkins and Jim Funderburk
Youth, two-dimensional fine art:
First -- Zachary Garza
Second -- Luis Rodriguez
Third -- Jackson Mason, Courtney Arledge, and Paradise Davis


Dr. Joni Noble (center), art show judge, chats with UAC president Kathy Watkins and art show coordinator Bob Ward

Sallie Holloway with her drawing that earned first place in Adult Amateur two-dimensional category

 Jim Funderburk with his scrimshaw wingbone turkey call that took first place in Folk Art category

Audie Maxey's wood sculptures earned first and second place in the three-dimensional fine art category

FHS student Zachary Garza earned first place in the Youth category for his drawing

Joye Hinton's painted ceramic vase earned second place in the Folk Art category

Rickie Cox earned second place honors in the Adult amateur two-dimensional fine art category for his oil painting

Angela Hendrix with her Mardi Gras-inspired drawing that earned third place award in the Adult amateur two-dimensional fine art category
Lana and Minor Patton were two of the nearly 100 visitors to the Competitive Art  Exhibition.   Here, they view Dr. Joni Noble's painting on display during the show.